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Meaningful, quality content.
Programs that are most relevant to you.
Our team of dedicated executives work in sync with industry leaders to research and identify the latest issues and craft meaningful programs for key stakeholders in their respective domains.

"The Asher Russell team was amazing and very impressive in their improvisional skills! Please count me in for future conferences."
Robert Bole, Director of Innovation, Broadcasting Board of Governors

"Thank you again for inviting me to DJW2013, it was a great event. You should be proud of what you and Asher Russell team achieved.
It was a stellar line-up of speakers and the delegates were equally impressive and seemed to really love the content. I look forward to next year!"
- Asha Philips, Asia Pacific Bureau Chief, Storyful

"The recently held Digital Journalism World was one of the best I have attended because of the rare focus on jounalism and social media. I have learned a lot."            Martin Andanar, Head, News 5 Everywhere

"The topics are very relevant, especially subjects on data. You have a few speakers on the same topics and that give very good learning points. I also have a pleasant surprise about the video presentation by Esa. I thought it might be boring but it was not. I was very impressed with how he delivered in the interactive video format". - Loh Woon Yen, Business News Editor, Lianhe Zaobao, The Straits Times



"It is really exciting to be here and very useful to our organization to developing strategy and our content.: - PT Agranet Multicitra Siberkom

"I really benefited from new insights from all speakers". - The China Press Berhad

"Esa (speaker) showed mind-blowing examples. Congrats to DJW team for that multimedia presentation. A first for me." - PEP Inc.


"Good Inspiration". - PT. Alpha Merah Kreasi

"I thought the presentations were all very compelling and the conference as a whole has been very well organised!" - Financial Times

 "Excellent all-round industry discussion". - Click2View

Program Advisors

Asher Russell is grateful to have these industry experts as our event program advisors. Thank you for your valuable inputs and contributions to help us better shape our program agenda to reflect what is most important to industry professionals.
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Josh a senior editor at Quantum Media, where he helps develop digital content strategies and public relations campaigns for Asian, European and American brands. He is also a professor at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, where he teaches communications and journalism students about digital media, technology, innovation and ethics. His courses include Media in the Digital Age, Digital Technologies and Media and Introduction to Journalism.
Previously, he was the digital manager at The Cambodia Daily, where he led the newspaper’s digital team, managing web updates, social media, brand engagement, subscriptions, advertisements, design and development. He also managed the creation of The Daily’s paywall and moved its editorial workflow to the cloud. He is a postgraduate student studying online journalism at the Birmingham School of Media and is the author of "All the News that Fits in Your Pocket," an eBook about technology's disruption of the news industry and the emergence of mobile journalism. Before moving to Cambodia, Josh worked as an editor and reporter at Patch.com in Newark, N.J.; as an editor and writer at New Jersey Local News Service, part of The Star-Ledger Special Sections; as a copy editor at The New Jersey Herald; and as an intern at The Erie Times-News and The Citizen in Pittsburgh.
He has presented his work and ideas at the Digital Journalism World summit, the Interactive Digital News Design conference, Princeton University and Caldwell College.

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Joy Robins is senior vice president of global revenue and strategy at Quartz. She started her career on the ad agency side, buying national radio and television advertising at OMD. After entering the sales side of the business via The Weather Channel, Joy had the opportunity to help the BBC introduce their TV and digital properties to the US advertising market where she discovered her passion for high-quality content. There, she led a national ad sales team that grew the BBC’s digital business into a multimillion dollar division. Most recently, she was on the leadership team at NBC Universal, tasked with monetizing NBC’s digital news properties following the conclusion of the Microsoft joint venture. Joy graduated from Rutgers University and is most obsessed with creating compelling and effective opportunities for advertisers seeking to leverage premium content and a high-quality audience.

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